Runway excursion Incident ATR 72-600 (72-212A) 8Q-VAS , 21 May 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
ATR 72-600 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Villa Air
Registration: 8Q-VAS
MSN: 1069
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 62
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gan Int Airport, Gan, Addu Atoll -   Maldives
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Fuvahmulah Island Airport (FVM/VRMF)
Destination airport:Gan International Airport (GAN/VRMG)
Investigating agency: AICC Maldives
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft skidded off the runway into the grass area (past the runway shoulder) on the south side off the runway on landing roll. The crew managed to get back on the runway and brought the aircraft to a stop. Right hand propeller blades were found damaged during the post flight inspection.

Causal Factors:
- Loss of control after touch down due to aquaplaning effect.
Contributing factors
- LH wiper inoperative and deferred under the following conditions:
* One or both may be inoperative, provided:
(a) No precipitation is forecasted during a period from one hour before until one hour after the estimated time of departure and arrival at the takeoff and destination aerodromes,
(b) Affected wipers are not part of the equipment required for the intended operation.
- Heavy rain at the time of landing with limited visibility;
- Aircraft approached the runway at a heading of 299 degrees however the flight path indicated an angle to the left of the runway centre line.
Aircraft landed 8.5 metres left of centreline of the runway;
- Standing water on the runway;
- Aquaplaning of the aircraft;
- Aircraft touchdown zone was partly covered with moss growth;


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AICC Maldives
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-May-2015 10:22 gerard57 Added
22-May-2015 11:58 HOG Updated [Cn]
04-Jun-2015 20:07 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
27-Feb-2017 16:47 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source]
27-Feb-2017 16:49 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Feb-2017 20:15 harro Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport]
03-Jun-2022 07:11 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
03-Jun-2022 07:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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